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  1. Thread: Summer

    by Diamond Joe
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    Poll: Re: Summer

    I voted for Eau Sauvage Parfum but thats based on best smelling and performance. If it was simply best smelling, I'd go with Pour Monsieur Concentree (EdP).

    PMC smells fantastic, but - as someone...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

    Unsurprising to see my most worn after finally finding a FB in January..


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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I really feel like those are two words that should never be portmanteau'd, or used in the same sentence even.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can someone please define "faecalicious" for me? Google has no idea what that word is, and I don't either.

    As in "Animalic and bittersweet, with faecalicious nuances, it is an oud lover’s dream...
  5. Re: is this creed aventus ebay listing legit iyo?

    If you have to ask if the $60 bottle of Aventus coming from Russia is fake, well... I'm not sure we can help you.
  6. Re: Mont Blanc explorer ? What kind of reactions do you get ?

    Billionares??Is that you??
  7. Re: Hello Basenotes! My modest collection grows. Need suggestions.

    Double post
  8. Re: Hello Basenotes! My modest collection grows. Need suggestions.

    My top recommendation for you would be Rive Gauche. Feels like a combination of old world aftershave and new school niche. Smells fantastic.

    In the same vein, you should check out Dior Homme...
  9. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Reflection Man, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, Antaeus, MB Explorer, PdM Oajan, CDNIM

    Bday BUMP
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    Re: Post a photo of your oldest frag please!

    Really cool thread, thanks for sharing everybody :)
  11. Re: Can't Decide which decant ? Spicebomb Extreme or Oud for Greatness ?

    The correct answer (esp since we're talking decants and not even FBs) is BOTH
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    How about Eau des Baux by L'Occitane? Very popular scent, and very cypress-heavy ("a sensual union of cypress and incense is at the center of composition" according to L'Occitane)

    Very well...
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    Re: Up in Smoke

    This is what I came in here to say. I *love* smokey fragrances and this is one of my favs (have been wearing it for the past two days!). Broken Theories is another excellent campfire smoke scent,...
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    Re: Your dumb reach for spring/summer?

    I would second Eau Sauvage Parfum for a great easy reach warm weather frag.

    Its fresh, clean, and classy. Projects well and lasts for a long time. One of the best (go for the 2017 version which...
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    Re: Selling on eBay: The Wild West

    Yeah, I just quit selling on ebay when they wanted my social security number, bank account number, bank routing number, and some other confidential (and unnecessary) personal info.

    Nope.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud Millesime Real or Fake?

    Looks legit to me (and I own five 75 ml bottles). That IS the color of Royal Oud - it is not dark colored juice like some frags.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Legit Check

    Its fake, don't buy it
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    They're not that expensive.

    Not sure why thats constantly brought up as a knock against them, but you can find 125ml bottles from reputable gray market sellers for ~$200. Thats ~$1.50/ml which is...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    "page not found"
  20. Re: I just tested 40 Women with various fragrances - This is what they had to say in 2021

    This:
    Also, this;
  21. Re: I'm shocked, shocked (CK one Shock) purchase. I'm a bit

    Too chemical-y and way too sweet for me, it was a hard pass.
  22. Re: Which is your favorite INexpensive "GUILTY pleasure" Fragrance that you'll admit to loving ?

    For me, its
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    Re: Ombre Leather

    Agree with this and Hednic. Got a bottle, not for me. I like TL way more.
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    Ebay PSA: SOLD OUT

    Edit: This is now SOLD OUT. Sorry guys. Moderator please delete

    Just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/383954011694?ul_noapp=true

    Apparently someone got hold of a large stash of vintage,...
  25. Re: Bought PDM Layton from unauthorized retailer. (Private Dealer) Is it fake or Real??

    Looks OK to me.

    and $230 is not a *great* price for PdM. These can be had from legit gray market sellers for <$200. So I'd think you're OK
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    Re: Versace Eros vs Sauvage EDT

    You're asking this question in the wrong forum, OP.

    Fragrantica has the demographic who wears Eros and Sauvage. Basenoters are the ones to ask about Guerlain, or vintage Chanel, or Bortnikoff ,...
  27. Re: spooky/haunting/goth/depressing scents in 2021?

    Black #1 by House of Matriarch fits the bill.

    I was wearing it once and somebody said "you smell like the stuff they use to make funeral homes smell good" :laugh: If thats not haunting/goth, IDK...
  28. Re: Biggest love-hate relationship with a fragrance

    What an odd first post/thread bump...

    Anyhow, the two that came to mind for me were both already said: feel the same way about RG


    I put Jubi here for a different reason; I LOVE the smell, but...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I have not but I would very much like to. Versace Eros is one of my "guilty pleasure" scents. I don't wear it very often, but I do enjoy it every now and then.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I love AHS "eau extreme". It smells great and the performance if off the charts. One of the best performing frags in my wardrobe.

    Its like an upgraded Versace Eros (which I also happen to enjoy)
  31. Re: Never had this happen before...received a sealed, completely empty bottle!!!

    Hahaha
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    Wow thats odd!!? I've never heard of something like that happening, where did you buy it from?
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    Re: The Closest Match To Jubilation XXV?

    Probably this. I have a love/hate relationship with Jubi for this reason. I love the scent, but it "disappears" to me relatively quickly, no matter how little I spray or how far from my nose...

    I...
  34. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Had to buy a backup for the backup of my backup of
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  35. Re: What's your favourite original release in the last 5 years?

    Antiquity by Areej Le Dore, without a doubt.
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    Re: Best Fig Fragrance ???

    Tom Ford Extreme (NOT Noir Extreme) is fantastic
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    10 sprays ACDD
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

    Danny, man, "most worn" generally means "anything you wore more than once".

    Otherwise it would just be "Your ALL worn for Jan". Just sayin'.
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    Re: best guerlains for men?

    This is my favorite Guerlain
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

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  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Can you read the batch code on the bottom of the bottle? Interested in figuring out when this changed. My bottle has the code 03187, indicating March 2018
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I tried this for the first time last night, a recommendation from a friend with similar tastes. Really liked it
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    Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I heard that, but with the bottle I have, its just not the case. What year is your bottle from and what color is the juice? I've read many reviews on Fragrantica confirming that there was a...
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    Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    Have any of you Mitsouko lovers worn ALD's Antiquity?

    I've been told there is a strong similarity, and, as I'm head over heels in love with Antiquity, I'm curious about Mitsouko.

    Also, which...
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Felt the same way, I recently blind bought this due to a killer price and this being on my radar for quite awhile

    Similarly unimpressed. REALLY unimpressed with the performance.This is an...
  46. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Care to elaborate any more on that? "Interesting" could mean good or it could mean horrible, or anything in between. I saw this for sale at TJMaxx/HomeGoods last weekend for under $30 (for 100ml) and...
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    Re: Is this vintage Opium EDT legit?

    I can't help with your question, but if you want something richer and thicker... have you tried
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  48. Re: What's Your Most Loudest And Boldest Fragrance?

    These for sure, all are "no more than 2 sprays" for me, even though I'm usually a 4-6+ spray guy. Also, Antiquity and Pasha Parfum.

    These are one level below Layton, DHP, Red Tobacco, Antiquity,...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    This one is long overdue for inclusion in the directory. Released in 2015
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  50. Re: The Most Expensive Perfume In The World - You Have To See To Believe This!

    The fragrance name is "Shmukh" as in, your a complete shmuck if you buy this
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    4 sprays of 10E02 Aventus
  52. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Not for a long time, no. Thats why I keep backing it up. I already own three of those blue plastic bottles, but when a 90% full, well kept bottle turns up for $80, well... I can't pass it up. This...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    Come again? :huh:
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    Re: The Blue Beast

    I love Interlude as well, and am also in the 4 spray camp. I don't get the "super insane beast nuclear" thing everybody else seems to get. Sure its strong, but its no stronger than Aventus, or Red...
  55. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Reflection Man, Tuscan Leather, Ombre Leather, Rive Gauche, MB Explorer, CDNIM

    Bumpity bump
  56. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I have 15ml decant of original formula, 10E02 Aventus on its way that I'm really looking forward to
    ..also a 5ml decant of Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete :cheesy: from a very generous Basenoter

    ... and...
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    Re: Finally another good manly fragrance

    Almost spit coffee onto my computer screen
  58. Re: CDNIM 'Special Edition EDP' vs Cedrat Boise?

    What Slayerized said - Cedrat Boisee is not even close to Aventus really. But due to the "fruity pebbles" accord (instead of pineapples), it is sweeter. I'd imagine its what you're looking for.
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of LADDM
  60. Re: Should I be worried if FragranceX sent me old Creed bottle?

    This.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Boy you are gonna have a TOUGH time discerning any differences there!
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    According to Fragrantica, the EdT uses Brazilian Rosewood, while ECC uses Palisander Rosewood. I smell Rosewood in both.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    NCal, PMd you... my to-go Egoistes were mad they didn’t get included in the group picture so here they are posing with the after shave
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Uh, no. Whatever the opposite of “burn through” is, that’s what is happening with the after shave.

    Using the after shave requires the perfect storm of, shaving (which I only actually do once or...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Here is my collection of vintage Egoiste/Egoiste Concentree; The four 50ml and two 100ml bottles on the left are ECC, the 75ml spash, 100ml "sticker" spray, and 125ml splash on the right are EdT,...
  66. Re: Are there YSL Rive Gauche alternatives that actually smell the SAME?

    OP, you don't have to pay the hugely inflated price if you want some tin can Rive Gauche.

    Look no farther than Basenotes: Strifeknot is selling decants of tin can RG for very reasonable - and...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Fair enough, and you're right - none of us *does* know one way or the other with 100% certainty, but like I said - logically - would it make more sense for the shorter and rarer iteration to be at...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    But you weren't asking. You made a contention;

    How did you arrive at that based on the three character codes?

    For the record, I own six bottles of ECC and I can't find a batch code on any of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Sure, but why are you so certain that the character code on US bottles somehow references year when Chanel is known for not referencing year in its batch codes?

    The three character, alpha numeric...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    While I'm sure Bavard has an impressive Chanel collection of his own, you misread me there sir.

    Did you buy two 100ml bottles from "cosmeticsplusmore"?? I've seen those bottles, not a terrible...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I will have to do a side-by-side comparison of below vs above bottles, I don't recall ever doing so. I'm also not sure if its possible to prove, but it does make sense, does it not? The vast majority...
  72. Re: AMEX Gold discount at FragranceNet.com through 5/7/21

    Thanks very much, I use my Gold Card as my primary CC - but it says "by using your enrolled card" - how does one accomplish that?
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Have to disagree here boys. The text below - in the case of Egoiste Concentree, and possibly Egoiste Concentree only - indicates the very earliest batches, dating back to the first year or so of...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    2009 juice, or modern? Has your opinion changed at all on the vintage vs current?
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    4 sprays of vintage Interlude
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    Re: Aventus 2020 Batch Discussion

    20K01 is good. Smells a lot like Aventus.
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    Re: Male's 35-40, would you wear A&F Fierce?

    Ahh man - why you gotta bring Air Force 1s into this?
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Layton batch code

    Where did you buy it from?

    If you took the time to search, or just bothered to look three threads down (https://www.basenotes.net/threads/480057-Batch-Code-Parfums-de-Marly-2020) you'd probably...
  79. Re: Damn! Is this Creed Aventus genuine? 12D01B

    120ml and 75ml
  80. Re: Creed Aventus 20B11N. Please appraise authenticity and quality

    It looks authentic to me.

    As far as dorking out about specific batch #s, you need to go to the Avenus sub-forum and look in the batch discussion thread. I will say this though, Creed fragrances...
  81. Re: Damn! Is this Creed Aventus genuine? 12D01B

    Its fake, without a doubt
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    Re: WTB: Areej Antiquity ANY AMOUNT

    I apologize if I hurt your feelings sir, that was not my intent.

    Scammers have been all over this "wanted" board lately and your offer seemed more than a little bit suspicious. You just joined...
  83. House of Matriarch 40% off Winter Collection

    Use code: JANUARY to receive 40% off the entire "winter collection" plus "double spritzes"

    "Last Sale of the Season"
  84. Re: $100 for 3.4oz of Dior Eau Sauvage parfum a good deal or just normal!?

    I think its a pretty good deal, I bought mine for around $125
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Ombre leather VS Tuscan Leather

    My choice is Tuscan Leather, because there is something in Ombre that causes me to go anosmic to it within the first 15 minutes of wearing it.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Aside from its value as a "collectible" - if you own both vintage Egoiste and ECC, you 100% do not need Bois Noir. It is waaaaay too close to Egoiste to justify the outrageous pricing. I think an...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    I've had that 125ml splash bottle in my watch list for several weeks as well, not a bad deal for a sealed bottle of vintage Egoiste.
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    Re: Which three do you like best?

    Easy choice for me

    Bois Du Portugal is just an amazing, elegant, versatile frag with one of the best drydowns in the game
    Eau Sauvage (2017) smells fantastic, not "colongney" but fresh and clean,...
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    Re: Dried fruits and Dates note

    Tom Ford Extreme perhaps?
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    Re: Creed Aventus 15Y11

    FAKE
  91. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Club de Nuit Intense
  92. Re: When you want to smell like luxury, what do you wear ?

    Chypre Palatin
    Layton
    Royal Oud
    Clive Christian X
    Egoiste
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Egoiste Concentree, topped off with another 3 an hour or so later :coolold:
  94. Re: The last perfume that matched a movie perfectly ?

    I think you kind of missed the intent of the OP
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Man I *really* hope that happens to the juice I have. That banana note really kind of ruins the whole thing for me, and it hangs around for the whole time..
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    Re: Game Day! 2021 Edition

    That defense though! Furious.
  97. Re: Can you help me find a cologne that I will LOVE?

    Sure! Aventus. You're welcome
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    Re: WTB: Areej Antiquity ANY AMOUNT

    TTT
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    Re: Current Tuscan Leather Performance?

    Wow man, three years ago, this is what you said about "modern" formula Tuscan Leather:


    I feel like I can opine here, as I am a big fan of TL and have owned at least five different batches. As...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    Strong work hombre. You are keeping up the mantle of thread starter excellently! I did 8 sprays of VINTAGE Tuscan Leather today so I'm feeling your vibe bro :)
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